Comedian Jerry Van Dyke Dies at 86

Jerry Van Dyke- the famed younger brother of Dick Van Dyke- has died... TMZ has learned

Jerry Van Dyke - the famed younger brother of Dick Van Dyke - has died.

Van Dyke's wife, Shirley, told the site he passed away Friday, two years after a debilitating auto accident injured them both.

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Family reports Van Dyke had suffered health issues related to a vehicle accident in 2015. She noted that a auto accident both were involved in two years ago provided deteriorated health in the aftermath.

TMZ reported Dick Van Dyke visited his brother at his home during the holidays.

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Jerry got his start in acting on his brother's classic TV series The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1962, when he was cast as Stacey Petrie. He appeared as Stacey Petrie in the 1960s on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he followed up with appearances on The Andy Griffith Show, My Mother the auto, and Accidental Family. Coach Luther Van Dam alongside Craig T. Nelson. He went to earn multiple roles on TV shows throughout his prolific career, and he even earned four Emmy nominations for his part on Coach.

After "Coach" ended, Van Dyke continued to make guest appearances in sitcoms like "Yes, Dear", "Raising Hope" and "My Name is Earl".

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